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Grace For Vets continues to unite the car wash industry by honoring those who have served or are currently serving their country with a FREE car wash each year on November 11. This international program includes car washes from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Last year's program included more than 290,000 free washes across 3,654 car wash locations. You can help Grace For Vets surpass the 300,000 free wash mark by registering your wash at graceforvets.org

Visit https://www.graceforvets.org/ to view the full article online.

 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
Industry News

Source: Bloomberg

Japan’s flagship automakers will present their futuristic visions for the post-fossil fuel era at the Tokyo Motor Show that kicks off on Wednesday. If only the industry, reeling from a run of scandals, could forget about the here and now.


Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-23/amid-scandals-japan-carmakers-look-to-future-at-tokyo-auto-show to view the full article online.

 
Source: Gloucester Times

For the second consecutive year, the Maplewood Car Wash and Detail Center in Gloucester, Mass., donated half of Sunday's full proceeds to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of its all-day fundraiser to help in the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Visit http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/car-wash-for-cause-fighting-breast-cancer/article_5a3bd663-13eb-5db8-b8b3-a3409a1a5d5f.html to view the full article online.

 
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Industry News - Part 2
 
   
Source: Sun Sentinel
Because of the success of Rising Tide's first location opened in 2013, the car wash recently opened a second location in Margate, Fla. Over 600 applications were received for the 45 positions at the new location, said Thomas D'Eri, who started Rising Tide along with his father, to create a supportive environment for employees with autism.


Visit http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-cspf-location-1025-20171024-story.html to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Source: Idaho Press
Mister Car Wash is  opening a sixth location inthe Boise area, kicking off with a grand opening celebration at the end of the month. With this latest store opening, Mister Car Wash now operates 250 car washes in 21 states, including six locations in the Idaho area.

Visit https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/new-mister-car-wash-opens-in-nampa/article_38888b52-bf3a-5110-93dc-4f7143e4c6e8.html to view the full article online.

 
InstaFinish
Diamond Shine Car Care
Industry News Part 3
Source: Cleveland.com


Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (Ohio) opened a gas station and car wash, which offers discounts to employees and loyalty program members. The new facility was developed by the rocksino's owners, Milstein Entertainment and Hard Rock International, with at least two other stations and car washes are planned at Hard Rock locations.

Visit http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/10/hard_rock_rocksino_opens_chain.html to view the full article online.

 
Source: The Grand Island Independent

Mr. G’s has installed Grand Island, Nebraska’s first Express Car Wash. The location's Express Car Wash concept offers the customer an affordable, quality exterior wash. Every car receives a spot-free rinse and bottom wash along with eight new vacuums.

Visit http://www.theindependent.com/news/business/a-first-for-grand-island-mr-g-s-express-car/article_77ce4ef0-b6df-11e7-852d-ef8bad48d6a5.html to view the full article online.

 
Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Ascentium Capital , LLC
Leadership
 
   
Source: Forbes


Well-known leadership experts share their thoughts when asked "You might be leadership material if..."

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2017/10/12/10-signs-you-might-be-leadership-material-from-10-experts-who-know/#33afa0c835a0 to view the full article online.

 
Source: Fast Company

According to Anheuser-Busch innovation executives, in order to excel at coming up with new ideas, you have to discard your own and listen to what real people want.



Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/40484203/for-true-innovation-dont-rely-on-your-own-ideas to view the full article online.

 
Chia Ma Car Wash System
PDQ Manufacturing
Marketing
 
   
Source: Entrepreneur

Millennial loyalty toward traditional blockbuster brands is rapidly disappearing before our marketing eyes. While this group may recognize the brand names of their parents' world, they simply don't put the same stock in the brands' heritage and equity.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/302433 to view the full article online.

 
Source: Small Business Trends

If you’re looking for repeat business as a retail company, one of the areas you absolutely need to focus on is customer experience. 

Visit https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/10/improving-retail-customer-experience.html to view the full article online.

 
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